that were damaged, used for environmental research. john flemming, a republican congressman from louisiana says, this is not an immediate need. why is this in here? they are trying to cut back the smaller funding that some described as pork when the bill came out of the senate, right after christmas. >> neil: you are an encyclopedia. this is what they are voting on in the house. this is the mulvaney amendment, aimed at matching dollar for dollar, whatever you grant in sandy aid, you make cuts in other budgets, by his math, 1.6% in discretionary spending to pay for what could be a $50 billion tab. this is not going to get in the way of folks getting sandy aid. this is said to be more perfunctory. they have some of the pork out of these various measures. but it will be perhaps late into the night before a package is done and agreed to. now to the politician who said, well, have you to pitch the pork or he is going to pitch a fit. get this, this guy is from new york. new york city council says it doesn't do the constituents any good if so much of that sandy aid isn't doing any good for them.